The fundamentals surrounding mineral exploration in Angola are the favourable geology, the limited amount of modern exploration techniques used to date and the Angolan government’s objective to attract foreign investment in the mineral resource sector.
The Angolan government understands the importance of supporting mineral exploration and is vocal in welcoming foreign investment into the country. At a recent Critical Minerals Association meeting:
Dr Jacinto Rocha of the Angola National Agency of Mineral Resources has stated, “we want to not only diversify the economy but the Angolan mining sector”. Dr Rocha continued to outline Angola’s vision for a responsible critical minerals sector. “We want a mining sector that contributes to the socio-economic development of the area […] it is a moral value that most countries have adopted, and Angola has done the same. We want companies that are conscious about their environmental obligations […], this is the vision we have: a clean, environmentally-compliant mining sector.”